At her graduation ceremony, Verda Tetteh learned that she’d received a $40,000 scholarship.
Ten minutes later she walked back to the podium, apologized for interrupting the ceremony, then shocked and surprised the Fitchburg, Massachusetts, audience with this announcement. Continue reading
Filed under Giving, Service
One of my favorite stories, although it’s probably apocryphal, is about a group of tourists visiting a picturesque village in Europe.
As they toured, admiring the beauty, the cathedral and the architecture of this quaint 13th century village, one tourist spotted an old man sitting on a bench. In a rather patronizing way, he asked, “Were any great men born in this village?” Continue reading
One of our regular readers, Stephen, wrote requesting a post on “how to treat people outside of our Church.”
He further asked, “If we see someone outside the Church being hurt, what does God say that we should do?”
The Bible is a book, not only about sin, salvation, and redemption, it speaks specifically to our relationships. All relationships. Including our relationships with those who are not a part of our church family, who are not Christians. Continue reading
I love it when my readers not only offer feedback on ThePreachersWord but share insights and offer additional thoughts on our posts.
Yesterday one of my facebook friends and former college classmate Jean Gerrard White responded to the post 5 Men in the Parable of the Good Samaritan saying, I never thought about adding the thieves into the considerations.” Then she shared this wonderful thought. Continue reading
“Chick-fil-A is dominating fast food” according to an article this week in Business Insider.
Journalist Hayley Peterson reports that “the company generates more revenue per restaurant than any other fast-food chain in the US.”
“Despite its relatively small size, Chick-fil-A also ranks highly in terms of its total sales. The chain generated nearly $8 billion in revenue in 2016, making it the eighth-largest fast-food chain in the US, according to QSR.” Continue reading
Over the past two weeks the two major political parties and their candidates have inundated us with speeches and information on how they, and they alone, can make the country better. Yes, even great. Again.
Each one believes their platform is positioned to not only improve America in general, but the lives of each of its citizens specifically. And by extension make the world a better place.
I’m afraid if we’re waiting for politicians, government, party platforms, business people or slogans to substantially improve our well-being, we will be waiting a long time.
I have a two-word solution for making the world a better place. Continue reading
Filed under America, Service
Sometimes when visiting a cemetery, I like to look for old grave markers and read the epitaphs. Many are predictable. Like “Rest in Peace.” “Loving Mother.” Or “Faithful Father.”
However, some people, or at least their relatives, exhibited a sense of humor with the choice of epitaphs . Here are some actual inscriptions on tombstones.
Ezekial Aikle, buried in the East Dalhousie Cemetery in Nova Scotia, died at age 102. His Epitaph? “The Good Die Young.” Continue reading
I ate at Mad Jack’s in KCMO today for the first time, which by the way I recommend. While waiting for my fish sandwich, I picked up a copy of the Coffee News. It’s free little paper with Quotes, Weird Stories, Jokes and of course your weekly horoscope! Under quotes, this one really resonated with me. Continue reading
A Sunday school teacher was teaching her kindergarten children about the Golden Rule and the importance of helping others. After telling the parable of the Good Samaritan, the teacher said, “Remember, children we are here to serve others.” Continue reading
I frequently eat at a Wendy’s close to my office. I like their burger better than other chains. Plus they give me free drinks! I’m often reminded of their founder, the late Dave Thomas. Remember his commercials? He was affable. Humble. And just down-to-earth.
Once Thomas was asked what made him so successful? His answer? “My MBA!” But he didn’t mean a Continue reading